- Original title
Gwanghae, Wangyidoen namja (Masquerade)
- Running time
- 131 min.
- South Korea
Hwang Jo-yoon, Choo Chang-min
Drama | Historical
- Synopsis / Plot
- A commoner becoming the king is a theme that's all too familiar to us. The story was told in the well-known fable ‘The Prince and The Pauperʼ and this film takes the idea from that and takes it to the 16th- century Joseon Dynasty. The king is the tragic historic figure of Kwanghae. The commoner who becomes the King realizes just what it takes to be a good king. Although the premise may feel like it’s based on real events in history, but the film is a work of fiction. Lee Byeong-heon plays both the king and the commoner and it's his first role in a historical drama since his debut. His queen, who loves her king despite realizing that he's a fake, is played by Han Hyo-joo who showed great potential in "Always". The movie is directed by Choo Chang-min whose other works include "Mapado" and "Lost in Love" and the writer Hwang Jo-yoon co-wrote "Old Boy".
- Critics' reviews
It became the fourth top grossing film at the domestic South Korean box office, after 'The Host' (2006), 'The Thieves' (2012) y 'Miracle in Cell No.7' (2013)."
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